|GNA Announces New Conference Series Dedicated to Natural Gas in High Horsepower Applications|
The HHP Summit 2012 will examine the economic and environmental opportunities created through the use of cleaner burning and domestically abundant natural gas in fuel-hungry high horsepower applications
SANTA MONICA, CA - October 3, 2011 - National environmental consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) today announced a new conference, “HHP SUMMIT 2012 - Natural Gas for High Horsepower Applications,” dedicated to examining the tremendous environmental benefits of natural gas as a fuel for equipment used in rail, marine, mine, construction, power generation and other high horsepower industrial applications. Increased natural gas availability, accessibility, and mobile fueling options have recently expanded opportunities for use of natural gas in these sectors and other remote (non-pipeline) operations. The inaugural HHP SUMMIT will review these topics over a two and a half day event October 24-26, 2012 in Houston, Texas including general and breakout sessions, a tradeshow, networking opportunities and an off-site tour.
Encana Natural Gas Inc. (Encana) and Pivotal LNG, a subsidiary of AGL Resources Inc., have signed on as Presenting Sponsors of this event. Encana is a charter member of America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) and the second largest producer of natural gas in North America. Pivotal LNG is a management company focused on acquisition, development, and operation of liquefied natural gas assets in conjunction with AGL’s overall growth strategy. These Presenting Sponsors have collaborated to provide conference attendees with information with an in-depth look at the significant cost savings and environmental benefits that are possible by switching to natural gas from diesel in high horsepower applications.
Encana Executive Vice President Eric Marsh stated, "We have seen firsthand the tremendous benefits of running our own company’s high horsepower equipment on natural gas and this event provides a unique opportunity to share our experiences and help others to reduce their operating costs, environmental footprint, and reliance on imported petroleum products. Encana’s support of the HHP SUMMIT confirms our own commitment towards utilizing natural gas in as many facets of our operations as possible and we look forward to sharing the positive results of our experience."
Summit attendees will learn from an array of international industry experts about the technologies, equipment and pending regulatory changes that may affect the many industries using high horsepower equipment. The summit will also examine the synergies that are presented across these various applications, particularly in terms of LNG fuel supply.
"The content to be covered at the HHP SUMMIT is exactly where we see tremendous growth potential in the natural gas sector," stated David Schultz, Vice President, Pivotal LNG. "It is exciting to see the innovation in an increased range of high horsepower equipment and technologies that enables us to fully utilize our plentiful domestic supply of clean natural gas."
The use of natural gas as a replacement for conventional diesel fuels in vehicle applications has been gaining ground in the U.S. and around the world for more than a decade. In high mileage and high fuel use applications such as over-the-road trucking, refuse and transit, significant cost savings are being realized in relation to the volume of diesel fuel being replaced with cleaner burning and lower cost natural gas. The use of natural gas in place of diesel in high horsepower applications presents an even more scalable opportunity to recognize operational cost reductions, near-immediate payback periods and environmental benefits.
For more information, contact GNA at 888-993-0302 or visit www.hhpnaturalgas.com.
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